Daniel Leighton is a contemporary fine artist who merged his filmmaking, story telling and technology background by incorporating augmented reality into his paintings. When viewed through this app, Daniel Leighton Art+AR, his paintings come to life as a narrative accompanying the painting; using animation, film and particle systems to further capture a feeling and story. One example is the painting "On Trial" where anger is evident in the faces and pointing fingers of the characters and the moon looking down at the scene has a single tear. When viewed through Leighton's augmented reality app, the painting catches fire and the only way to put out the fire is to tap on the moon which begins to cry therefore putting out the flames with the tears. This piece is about anger in the form of blame and judgment, and shows how when feelings are expressed, anger subsides. Another example is a painting called "A Substance Called Understanding." Through the augmented reality and interactivity (tapping) the room fills up with hearts and the sound of many, layered voices saying "I love you". Leighton has a total of 11 paintings which incorporate augmented reality. If you like this app, please leave us a review or rating as it will help us get more people to see it. Also, please share it with your friends. Thank you!

What's New

Version 2.3

NEW: "Threshold"
NEW: "The Space Between Us"
UPDATED: "A Substance Called Understanding"
UPDATED: "Trust The Ground"
Plus other minor updates.

Explore and discover yourself or visit the "Augmented Reality" section of the Web site ( for the tip sheet, which will help you find every interactive feature available.

If you're in Los Angeles, come see fine art prints in person at the MARS Festival, April 14th - 23rd and Angel City Brewery through May 17th. For updates on future showings, please check the Web site.

Customer Reviews

Amazing reality


This is the beginning of a new paradigm in visual art. Wow! The app allows the artists imagination to grow beyond the bounds of two dimensions, and to continue to inspire the viewer beyond the usual constraints of a single image. It's as if I'm seeing my own imagination add to what has been captured as one image, and inspires me to imagine what else lies behind each single image.



I have Crohn's disease, and was also diagnosed at the age of five. This art really speaks to me! It's comforting to know that I'm not the only one who went through the struggles of being diagnosed with a chronic illness at such a young age. Great app!


Daniel Leighton
290.4 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2014-2017 Daniel Leighton


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